Lisa Kelley and Thomas Gathen

Lisa Kelley (left), hospitality instructor at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee, was named Educator of the Year by the McGehee Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s annual banquet last week at McGehee High School.

Kelley has 11 years experience in education and has taught hospitality management at UAM’s McGehee campus for the past two years. She and her class frequently volunteer for community service in surrounding communities and have catered several large events, including the monthly meetings of the Dumas and McGehee Chambers of Commerce.

Making the presentation was Thomas Gathen (right), superintendent of the McGehee School District.